ISLAMABAD, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Al-Qaida commander Adnan Gulshair el Shukrijumah was reportedly killed by the Pakistani military Saturday near the Afghanistan border, eliminating a top FBI target.
The Pakistani military claimed to have killed him in a raid of a tribal region near the Afghanistan border.
Shukrijumah was one of the most knowledgeable about American society after living in the United States for 15 years. He moved from Saudi Arabia with his Muslim cleric father to Brooklyn and then Florida. He was named in the 2009 indictment for the plot to bomb the New York City subway.
He was also said to have discussed plots against the New York Stock Exchange, Times Square and a Walmart store.
Shukrijumah was said to have taken the position of chief of "external operations council" in 2010 -- a role previously held by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks who is currently being held in Guantanamo Bay.
His death marks one in a series of fallen al-Qaida leaders and further decimation of the group that has taken hits through drone strikes, raids and targeted assassinations.
He topped the FBI's "Most Wanted List" and the United States had a $5 million bounty for his capture.